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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller kidrokmod (10,767) 100%, Location: Claremore, Oklahoma, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401698458640 MAKE OFFER!! YOU CAN CHECK MY COMPLETED ITEMS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN RELISTED YET BY CLICKING HERE I can add more Items to this package at no increase in shipping cost most of the time, to view my other items click or copy and paste this Be sure to add me to your favorites list! I have been contacted by the original owner's Son and Granddaughter and they have passed along this info to me. I very much appreciate it. Robert Curran and Harold Braucht rented a little space at the Oklahoma Publishing Co in the corner of a room in 1933 with one roller press. Robert was in charge of the art & production, and Harold was the sales and promotion guy. The early posters had the art drawn on wood, for each color and the wood carved away to elevate the printing surface. They then used block letter type faces to complete the layout. As the business grew they moved into a couple of locations on their own, and purchased more presses from a firm in Chicago.Those huge presses were so loud, almost all of the printers had hearing problems later in life. They were early users of lithography printing, making their own plates and photographic work. They pretty much stayed with entertainment printing. Circuses, and Amusement attractions. They did print a world war 2 bond poster, with the Minute Man and the Pioneer Woman statue on it. One may still be hanging in the state capital. They did snipe printing for the Clyde Beatty Circus, and Barnum & Bailey Circus. To save the cost of shipping paper, sent the plates to a little shop they established in Lodi Ca. During WW2, they enticed one of the Carnivals to set up in downtown Okla. City near the Civic Center to entertain the military men stations at Will Rogers, and Navy men from Norman. Later they booked Broadway show touring company's in Okla. City, bought a movie theatre I can add more Items to this package at no increase in shipping cost most of the time, to view my other items click or copy and paste this Be sure to add me to your favorites list! COLORCRAFT POSTER COMPANY WAS THE PRINTING COMPANY OPENED IN 1933 THAT PRINTED SOME OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER COLLECTABLE POSTERS. MOST COLLECTORS ARE AWARE THEY ARE A LEGENDARY PRINTING COMPANY. To view the other Colorcraft posters I am selling click here Colorcraft then type in Colorcraft in the search box or cantact me IN THE EARLY 1980'S COLORCRAFT SOLD OUT ALL INVENTORY AND EQUIPMENT TO A FELLA WHO CONTACTED ME. I RECENTLY BOUGHT THAT INVENTORY MINUS A FEW HUNDRED POSTERS THAT HE HAD SOLD . IN THAT INVENTORY IS ORIGINAL ART, NEGATIVES, CUTS ETC. IT WOULD TAKE TO LONG TO INVENTORY AS A WHOLE. I AM GOING TO BE PULLING OUT POSTERS AND OTHER ITEMS AND LISTING THEM ON EBAY AS FAST AS I CAN. I WILL BRING OUT SOME OF THE ORIGINAL ART AND NEGATIVES AS SOON AS I CAN THIS IS A EXTREMELY UNIQUE AND RARE FIND. I LITERALLY HAD TO DEAL WITH BARN BEES BUZZING ME, THOUSANDS OF WASPS AND THEIR NESTS ON STORAGE BOXES. A BABY SKUNK, POISON RECLUSE SPIDERS AND FINALLY A WATER MOCCASIN THAT HAD TO BE KILLED BECAUSE HE WANTED TO FIGHT. SEE PIC IF YOU WANT BY CLICKING HERE OKIE RICK HOLLYWOOD SLAYS VICIOUS POISON SNAKE, I TOOK A PICTURE OF HIM SO NO ONE WOULD THINK I WAS EXAGGERATING I SPENT A LOT OF MONEY GETTING THESE ITEMS AND WILL BE LISTING AS FAST AS I CAN TO GET BACK SOME CAPITAL ========================================================================================================== LEGENDARY SCHROEDER HALL, THE SECOND OLDEST TEXAS DANCE HALL ORIGINAL TEMPLATE POSTER THIS IS THE FINAL TEMPLATE FOR THE POSTER FOR THE SHOWS I BELIEVE IN 1975 FROM THIS A NEGATIVE WAS MADE AND THEN SENT FOR THE CUTS TO BE MADE TO USE ON THE PRESSES THE NAMES ARE PRINTED ON AND THE DATES AND INFO GLUED ON SEVERAL LEGENDARY BANDS, I PUT AS MUCH INFO AS I COULD ABOUT THEM UNDER THE PICTURE 17X22 6 PLY CARDSTOCK, PAPER IS STRONG WITH LIGHT FOXING A TRULY ONE OF A KIND ITEM, A PERSON COULD USE THIS TO MAKE MORE POSTERS THE TEXAS DUTCHMEN AL DEAN & HIS ALL STARS ED JUNO "FIDDLIN CAJUN" AND HIS WESTERN TRAVELERS THE DRIFTERS not sure if this is the R&B band or not PLAIN COUNTRY THE JIM ED BROWN SHOW ADOLPH HOFNER AND HIS PEAR WRANGLERS SCHROEDER, TEXAS. Schroeder is at the intersection of Farm roads 622 and 2987, fifteen miles from Goliad. German immigrants began settling the area in the 1840s. Since supplies were available in nearby towns, the first store was not built until 1887. This establishment-which became a combination shoe store, grocery, and saloon by 1892-still supplied groceries, gasoline, and hardware in 1986. The first dance hall was constructed and opened for business in 1890. In 1918, as a result of anti-German sentiments aroused by World War I, the thirty-five residents of Germantown renamed the community Schroeder, in honor of the first townsman killed in the war, Paul Schroeder. In 1925 a fire destroyed most of the business district, although the community center and dance hall were not damaged. Schroeder rebuilt and reported 150 residents from the 1940s until the late 1960s, when 208 residents were listed. Schroeder Dance Hall remained a popular Saturday night resort. The present structure, dating from the 1920s or earlier, is a landmark where Roy Clark played his first dance, and where Hank Thompson, Jimmy Heap, Ray Price, Mel Tillis, Ernest Tubb, Tammy Wynette, and many others have played. "Schroeder always has been a quiet little place," wrote one journalist in 1979, "except on Saturday nights." In 1990 the population was still 350. This is one of Texas' greatest. Stop in to have a look or a cold one. The historical Honky Tonk trail can begin here as the immigrants headed West. Only in Texas. God Bless Texas (and John Wayne: Manny Gammage, "Texas Hatters")) Harry Czarnek & The Texas Dutchmen “Do you know Harry Czarnek?” It’s the question of the day as one travels anywhere in the Midwest for polka, and people find out that you’re from Texas. It seems that Harry has fans everywhere, so it’s about time that we learn a little more about Harry and The Texas Dutchmen. It all started in Nebraska, where Harry was born of Polish parents in a mostly Czech culture near Loup City, northwest of Grand Island. From about age nine Harry wanted to play the accordion, after growing up with the Czech polka music on local radio. Things began to come together at age 17 in Omaha, while Harry was staying with friends whose 15-year-old son was an accordion phenom. But Harry knew nothing about playing the instrument, or about music, except that he wanted to play. The son took Harry to buy a cream-colored Cellini Estrada for $75. Back home, the young mentor drew a picture of the keyboard and the musical staff. Harry began by learning the basic notes of the Julida Polka. He played his first professional job with the Gappa Brothers later that year for 75 cents. They hired him after the first night, and Harry’s musical career was started. Harry formed his first band in 1944, practicing in a church basement with constructive criticism from the priest. Except for the guitar player, the band members were all younger than the 18-year old Harry. But the musical career was interrupted by WWII, with Harry entering the service in early 1945. After the war, the early career was all in native Nebraska, centered on Grand Island. In 1951 Harry traded his Union Pacific railroad watch for a band. With the trade, Harry went from accordion player to owner. He promptly fired the whole band, rehiring on the next day those he wanted. Things kept getting better for the young musician. In addition to dances and private engagements, the band began performing on KRGI radio (Grand Island) every Sunday, broadcasting live from Riviera Theater (before the matinee movie). A local TV show also came along several years later. Meanwhile, Harry wed wife Betty in 1950 and earned their living by working for the Bureau of Reclamation, a furniture store, and Montgomery Wards, among others. In 1961, the family moved to Texas City to run a furniture store. Subsequent jobs included Sage, and Montgomery Wards again (from whom Harry retired). The stage was being set for “The Texas Dutchmen.” Harry Czarnek and Gene Patalik organized the Texas Dutchmen in 1970. Original members were sons Alan & David Czarnek (saxophones and clarinets), Sonny Patalik and Pat Klesel on trumpets, Gene Patalik (drums), Leonard Kasowski (electric base), and of course Harry on the accordion. In addition to various dance hall engagements, the band played weddings, anniversaries, the Praha Picnic, the Ennis Polka Fest, and the KC and SPJST Conventions. The band also appeared on KFRD (Rosenberg) radio shows. Things kept happening and the band played events such as the Omaha Polka Fest (1987 and 88), the Kansas Polkatennial (1990 and 92), the Great Bend Polka Days (1992 and 97), the New Braunfels Wurstfest and the Big Springs Polka Club for many years, the 1996 Plains tour, Westfest, Ennis, numerous Czech fests and more. The band has also appeared at Accordion Kings in both Houston and Winedale. Sure, the Texas Dutchmen have recorded. Four LPs were released in the 1971-78 period. One hit from this collection is the Red Rose Polka, still very much requested. Five tapes were released, followed by two CDs, the most recent last year a great collection entitled “White Horse.” A video “On Tour With Harry Czarnek and the Texas Dutchmen” was recorded in Ennis in 1992. Harry Czarnek was awarded Band Leader of the Year in 1991 by the Texas Polka Music Association (TPMA). Other TPMA Awards include Song Writer of the Year in 1996 (Six Pack Landler) and Album of the Year in 1996 (Songs of the Old Country). Asked to describe his unique sound, Harry hesitates and tries to define it by counting out a rhythm (which defies translation into print). When forced, he characterizes his music as Czech, with a little German flavor, sort of like the Six Fat Dutchmen with more zip, or perhaps a northern phrasing. However it’s described, the music is produced by one accordion, two trumpets, two clarinet/sax, piano, string base and drums. Fans know it when they hear it! The relationship between Harry and Gene Patalik is special. They have played together since the Band was organized. They each married their respective wives (both Betty’s) in 1950. It follows that the two couples will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries next September in a big doubleheader in LaGrange. That should be quite an event, preceding the Back To My Homeland Tour. Asked about the highlight of his musical career, Harry hesitates slightly and then responds, “All the nice people we have met!” ADOLPH HOFNER Bandleader and vocalist Adolph Hofner was a durable musical icon of south Texas who helped shape Western swing, and whose dual career as a swing bandleader and Czech dance musician showed the ways in which Western swing had roots in Central European dance traditions. Hofner was raised on a farm in Lavaca County, TX, and like many other rural Texans his ethnic background was German and Czech. While growing up, Hofner heard polkas, schottisches, and other forms of local dance music. He and his family moved to San Antonio in 1928, where, four years later, Adolph and his steel guitar-playing brother, Emil, began performing in local clubs. Their sound reflected several strands of the Texas musical mosaic. Adolph was a crooner in the Bing Crosby mold, and Emil, like other early Texas swing musicians, at first emulated Hawaiian sounds -- the brothers' first instrument was a ukulele they ordered from a catalog. After the brothers heard the pioneering music of Milton Brown and Bob Wills, they began playing the jazz-inflected country dance music that in retrospect was labeled Western swing. Hofner worked during the day as a mechanic, and at night he performed with various San Antonio bands. He and Emil joined with Oklahoma-born fiddler Jimmie Revard to form Jimmie Revard's Oklahoma Playboys, a major musical attraction in 1930s San Antonio. Hofner also cut some sides as a solo vocalist and performed on vocals with Tom Dickey's Show Boys; his lead vocals on that band's cover of his friend Floyd Tillman's melancholy honky tonk success "It Makes No Difference Now" became a hit in its own right and inspired Hofner to form his own band in 1939. At first the band was known as Adolph Hofner & His Texans, but when they began recording for OKeh and Columbia in the early '40s with the addition of hot fiddler J.R. Chatwell, they were called the San Antonians. Among their best-known tunes were "Maria Elena" and "Alamo Rag." The band spent the early '40s working in southern California; during World War II, Hofner went by the nicknames "Dub" and "Dolph" to avoid the highly unfavorable associations of his given first name. After the war he began using his own name again, and returned to Texas where he also began recording Czech and German polka music in addition to Western swing. The Czech-language piece known as "The Shiner Song" and "The Prune Waltz" became standards of Texas music. Though Hofner's polka pieces had a distinctive driving backbeat that was clearly swing-influenced, he generally kept the swing and Czech tracks of his musical life separate. In 1949, in honor of new sponsor Pearl Beer, Hofner's band became the Pearl Wranglers for radio, but remained the San Antonians on record. They recorded for the Sarg label for many years and were fixtures of San Antonio music through the 1980s, but Hofner was finally sidelined by ill health and died in the year 2000. He left behind a musical legacy that was richly American in its diversity and a trail of influence that stretched from Willie Nelson down to modern alt-country stalwarts Charlie and Bruce Robison Jim Ed Brown In the 1950's, the Nashville Sound was making its mark on the `pop' scene. However, the country genre had so far failed to gain a No.1 hit on the pop charts. The closest it had come to that achievement was in 1957, when the legendary Patsy Cline reached the No.2 spot with `Walkin' After Midnight'. The honor of recording the first country No.1 hit to crossover to No.1 on the pop charts was earned by sisters, Maxine and Bonnie Brown, and their group's lead singer, brother Jim Ed Brown. The group was known as The Browns. The first `countrypolitan' No.1 hit was `The Three Bells'. Ironically, the alternative name for the song was `Little Jimmy Brown'. Jim Ed Brown was born on 1st. April 1934 in Sparkman, Arkansas. As a youngster, Jim Ed and his family would gather round the radio on a Saturday night to listen to The Grand Ole Opry. Jim Ed and his sister, Maxine, would try their own harmonies in an effort to emulate their idols from The Opry. These activities were encouraged by their parents so, while they were still at high school, the duo began to perform in public. By 1952, Jim Ed and Maxine had begun to perform on local radio shows; initially with KCLA, Pine Bluff, and later on the `Barnyard Frolics' show with KLRA, Little Rock. In 1954, the duo were signed by Fabor Records and released five singles on that label. They released a novelty song, `Looking Back To See', which made the Top 10. As well as receiving airplay nationwide, Jim Ed and Maxine also appeared on national television by medium of The Ernest Tubb Show. In 1955, their sister, Bonnie, joined the group and the trio became known as `The Browns'. The trio had another Top 10 hit, `Here Today And Gone Tomorrow'. They toured with Elvis Presley and once again appeared on national television, this time on `Ozark Jubilee'. In 1956, The Browns were signed by RCA, an association which would last until the group disbanded in 1967. They recorded their first album and had two hits `I Take The Chance' and `I Heard The Bluebirds Sing'. However, in 1957, Jim Ed was drafted into the military. So, to keep the group in the public eye, Jim Ed's place in the group was taken temporarily by another sister, Norma. Jim Ed returned to the group following his military service, and The Browns recorded `The Three Bells'. The song was the first hit to attain the position of No.1 on the country, pop and rhythm and blues charts. The success of the group resulted in their appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and Dick Clark's American Bandstand. The recording sold over one million copies. At the 1959 Grammy Awards, The Brown's `The Three Bells' was nominated for both the Record Of The Year and the Best Group Or Vocal Performance categories. However, the awards went respectively to Bobby Darin's `Mack The Knife' and to The Mormon Tabernacle Choir for `The Battle Hymn Of The Republic'. Ironically, the awards for Best Country Song and Best Country and Western Performance went to Johnny Horton's `The Battle Of New Orleans', categories for which neither The Browns nor `The Three Bells' were nominated. The Browns had other major hits, including `Scarlet Ribbons' and `The Old Lamplighter'. However, by 1963, the group had noticed their country folk style was becoming less popular so they joined The Grand Ole Opry. Their 1964 album, `Grand Ole Opry Favorites', exemplifies their work on the country stage. They gave their last Opry performance in 1966. The group had been nominated Vocal Group of the Year for eight successive years. The Browns disbanded in 1967, but not before Chet Atkins gave Jim Ed the chance to record solo for RCA in 1965. Jim Ed had hits with `I'm Just A Country Boy' and `I Heard From A Memory Last Night'. He followed these up with `Pop A Top', which reached No. 3 on the country charts in 1967. (`Pop A Top' was later recorded with great success by Alan Jackson). Other hits by Jim Ed in the late 60's were `You Can Have Her' - which reached No. 18 on the charts but was also covered very successfully by Roy Hamilton - and `Bottle, Bottle' which reached No.13. Jim Ed continued to appear on The Grand Ole Opry; he had become a member in 1963. He hosted Nashville's `You Can Be A Star', appeared on other radio and television shows and toured extensively. In 1968 he became a regular at the Sahara Tahoe's Jupiter Lounge with a group called The Gems and, in 1969, hosted the television show: `The Country Place'. The hit recordings continued too. `Morning' reached No.4 in 1970; `Sometime Sunshine' and `Southern Loving' both reached the Top 10 in 1973, as did `It's That Time Of Night' in 1974. However, things really started to happen again for Jim Ed when he teamed with Helen Cornelius in 1976. `I Don't Want To Marry You', recorded in their first year together, topped the country charts. Their 1977 hit `Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Goodbye' reached No.2. The duo had six Top 10 hits in total, including `If The World Ran Out of Love' and `You Don't Bring Me Flowers' (1978), `Fools' (1979), and `Morning Comes Too Early' (1980). Their rendition of `Lying In Love With You', whilst not accomplishing this feat, did enter the charts at No.19, constituting the biggest country chart leap in history. The duo's final hit `Don't Bother To Knock' (1981) reached No.13 on the country charts. Jim Ed and Helen had success on the Awards scene too. They won the 1977 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, as well as being nominated for the same category for the three years 1978-80. Furthermore, their album, `I Don't Want To Have To Marry You', was nominated for the CMA Album of the Year Award in 1977. Jim Ed and Helen went their separate ways in 1981. Jim Ed continued to record and perform, appearing occasionally on The Grand Ole Opry. In 1983 he joined TNN, and in the latter part of the decade he opened the Jim Ed Theater near Opryland in Nashville. Sisters, Maxine and Bonnie again joined Jim Ed in 1996 to record the gospel album: `Family Bible'. Otherwise Jim Ed hosted the TNN travel show, `Going Our Way', with his wife, Becky. He now performs with his new band, `The Company', and is a regular on The Grand Ole Opry, appearing about twice a month. Jim Ed can also sing in Spanish, German and Japanese. In all, Jim Ed Brown released 45 albums. 21 albums were recorded with sisters Maxine and Bonnie as The Browns, 6 with Helen Cornelius and 18 were as a solo artist. Jim Ed's work is also included on seven country compilation albums. His work included 38 solo hits on RCA. Jim Ed, along with sisters, Maxine and Bonnie, has been inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall Of Fame. Without doubt, it can truly be said that Jim Ed Brown is right in the van of `countrypolitan' artists - from the very heart of `countrypolitan'. Ed Junot was born June 29, 1932 in Rayne Louisiana to Volcar and Lena Junot and has three sisters. Ed served four years in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955 in Japan, Greenland and the United States. He married in 1955 to the former Patsy Sablatura and has four children; Russell, Keith, Randy and Michelle; also daughter-in-law Nancy and two grandchildren Rusty and Heather Junot.(Russell and Keith' respectively). They moved to Texas from Louisiana in 1961. He worked as an electrician and played in the following bands: The Melody Ramblers, The Southernaires and The Texas Valley Boys. Later he formed his own group - Ed Junot "The Fiddlin' Cajun" and The Travelers. Ed had entered many fiddling contests winning Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Show in 1974 and 1975; Second place in 1981 and 1982. He also won the Wharton County Fair Grand Champion in 1978 and 1979. His unique style of playing the fiddle left handed with a right handed fiddle has passed down to his son Keith who plays the fiddle the same way. Russell and Randy play the guitar and Michelle plays a clarinet In the Wharton County Jr. College Band. Ed Junot retired from playing in his band on New Years Eve 1980, but resumed playing later with other bands. He participated in the Country Music Benefit Shows wherever he was asked to perform. He always enjoyed the Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville for promoting the Cajun Music that he was brought up on and dearly loved. His last performance was on stage at the Fort Bend County Opry December 26, 1987 in Rosenburg, Texas. A great husband, father. grandfather. musician and friend, he will be missed by all who loved him. 1932 - 1987 I AM SELLING 100'S OF POSTERS THAT I HAVE COLLECTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD, I can add more Items to this package at no increase in shipping cost most of the time, to view my other items click or copy and paste this Be sure to add me to your favorites list! ,,,,,,,PAYMENT INFORMATION: I TAKE PAYPAL, CREDIT CARDS THROUGH PAYPAL, My account is EBAY NO LONGER ALLOWS SELLERS TO GIVE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS :-( SHIPMENT INFORMATION: SHIPPING IS $10 IN THE U.S. INCLUDING INSURANCE, IT WILL BE IN A HEAVY PACKAGE SHIPS NEXT DAY! 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